Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos-Recto (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953 in Bamban, Tarlac), commonly known as Vilma Santos-Recto or Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and box office queen for almost four decades. One of the original Philippine movie queens, she rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). She is currently the governor of Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

For More Informations, Visit: Vilma Santos-Recto's Official Web-site


Let’s Just Stay Fabulous - "...The tension was palpable. The entire hall felt it...That is why the first thing that came out of my mouth was ‘I can’t breathe’...I said ‘let’s just stay fabulous, to make the environment much lighter, I think the audience appreciated it because they applauded...” - Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, Reported by DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 09 March 2018

Mutually Admired - "...The biggest show biz rivalry was between Vilma Santos and Nora Aunor, who sometimes had to chide their respective armies of fans to tone their ongoing battle down! Nora and Vilma were actually friends and mutually admired each other’s personas and achievements. They even acted together, in a film by Ishmael Bernal, and another by Danny Zialcita, acquitting themselves well in their memorable coportrayals..." - Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 February 2018

Chip off the old blockbusters - "...the father-son tandem of Edu and Luis is one of the local entertainment industry’s most sterling and “winningest” examples of artistic genetics successfully and even triumphantly at work. For sure, the fact that Luis’ mother is none other than the Star for All Seasons, Vilma Santos, is already a stellar and even right royal plus. But, Edu’s fatherhood is an even more relevant advantage in Luis’ case, because the scion has chosen to go more into Edu’s turf, hosting and TV gamesmanship, than into Vilma’s realm, acting. Not that he hasn’t acquitted himself well in the field of characterization, especially in “In My Life,” the dramatic film he made with Vilma and John Lloyd Cruz, in which his complicatedly conflicted characterization proved that he was a chip off Vilma’s thespic block. But, it’s as Edu’s scion and heir in the field of TV hosting and comedy that Luis has turned in his most winning betting chip—and converted it into a flourishing career that currently has him cohosting a talent tilt and sundry other programs, while still finding time to do occasional comedy flicks and attend to his businesses and sidelines. Like Edu, Luis favors the cool, laid-back and deadpan approach to TV hosting and gamesmanship. They’re both a lot of fun to watch and listen to. They’re genuinely witty enough to hold our attention and delight us with their patter and banter, so they don’t have to stand on their heads and browbeat us with the heavy-handed bat of gung-ho “humor” to make us laugh! Of course, Luis is more than just Edu’s clone, so it’s exciting to see where his TV-film career will take him next. Having artistically and scholastically prepared himself to do well in his evolving fields of endeavor for the long term, Luis should also host a talk show like his father had—or, he could go into politics and public service, like his effervescent and dedicated mom. All chips are loaded and at play for this scion of two exceptionally gifted and giving “blockbuster” parents—so, how could Luis Manzano not do the right thing?..." - Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 February 2018

No Wedding Bells!? - "...Even if Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola have been vocal in shouting to the whole wideworld that there’s “forever” between them, seconded by Luis’ mom Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos, wedding bells won’t ring for them this year — unless they prove this manghuhula wrong..." - Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star, 05 January 2018

For Everybody - "...We had a good and happy get-together on Christmas Eve...It was not the first time that Jessy had joined us for Noche Buena. Last year, she was with us, too...As usual, we had a ball! After prayers at 12 midnight, we greeted each other and exchanged gifts...We also joined our household staffers who had their own party...then, the entire clan gathered for nonstop kuwentuhan (chatting) and picture-taking, she related. “It was truly a family affair...My prayer is not only for Lucky (Luis’ nickname), but also for everybody: Safety, happiness and positivity for 2018. As for his personal life...It’s really up to him. We will just wait patiently for his plans..." - Hon. Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, Reported by Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 04 January 2018

You Can't Please Everyone - "...Judging films for awards is rather tedious. If taken seriously, one needs an entire day to figure out what’s good or bad in a movie, from its creative to the productions aspects. I once served as a member of the jury of the MMFF in the early '90s wherein Imortal won most of the awars including Best Actor (Christopher de Leon) and Best Actress (Vilma Santos) and most importantly the Best Picture trophy. We viewed the entries once in a private screening and cast our votes later. No, we didn’t know which films, actors, and production people won until the night of the awards. Fortunately, the movies and most of the performers I voted for got the awards. And yet, there were still others who dissented from the choices we (the jury) made. As the cliché goes, “you can’t please everyone,” as this year’s batch of winners has many dissenting from the judges’ choices..." - Isah V. Red, The Standard, 02 January 2018

Date News Links
03-15-2018 Actor Rolly Quizon, son of Dolphy, dies
03-11-2018 Angel, pinasalamatan si Ate Vi
Jimi Escala, Balita Online
03-10-2018 The long and colorful showbiz life of Bernardo Bernardo
Pablo A. Tariman, The Philippine Star
03-09-2018 Ate Vi recalls tense moment
Jester P. Manalastas, Journal
03-09-2018 Vi on Sereno-De Castro tension: ‘Ang bigat ng loob ko’
Jamil Joseph Santos, GMA News
03-09-2018 Natensyon!
Jun Nardo, Journal
03-09-2018 Lawmaker Vi ‘can’t breathe’ between feuding SC justices
DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer
03-08-2018 PWJA holds 23rd Convention-Seminar at Manila Hotel
Manila Bulletin
03-08-2018 Screen & theater actor Bernardo Bernardo passes away, 73
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
03-05-2018 Bernal retro, 2 new PH films in HK
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-25-2018 Vilma Santos'Grand Debut
Danny Dolor, The Philippine Star
02-22-2018 The name of the stellar game
Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-21-2018 Jessy ipinakita na ang engagement ring na bigay ni Luis!
Nitz Miralles, Pilipino Star Ngayon
02-20-2018 Luis at Jessy naghahanap na ng bansang pagkakasalan!
Sol Gorgonio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
02-18-2018 Angel no-show at BF’s Ex’s movie premiere
Joseph Peter R. Gonzales, Manila Standard
02-11-2018 Bonggang kasal nina Luis at Jessy malapit na raw
Jun Nardo, Bandera
02-07-2018 Chip off the old blockbusters
Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-04-2018 Triangle nina Vilma, Boyet at Nora, mapapanood na sa TV! Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-31-2018 Direk Maryo J: Gifted, generous giant of PH cinema
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
01-30-2018 Film screening tribute to National Artist Ishmael Bernal
Manila Standard
01-29-2018 Direk Maryo maraming pinasikat!
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
01-29-2018 Ate Vi nagulantang sa biglang pagkamatay
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
01-29-2018 ‘Magnifico’ director Maryo de los Reyes dies at 65
Christina Alpad, Manila Times
01-28-2018 Director Maryo delos Reyes dies at 65
Gaea Katreena Cabico, Philstar
01-28-2018 A ‘friend and mentor’: Colleagues remember Maryo
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
01-24-2018 ‘Vi, Vic, Vice’ pattern sa history ng MMFF
Ronnie Carrasco III, Bandera
01-16-2018 Toni hindi nahirapang palitan si Luis kay Billy!
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-24-2018 In love, does age really matter?
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
01-23-2018 Tinulungan ni Luis, Kris kumasa sa American blogger!
Vinia Vivar, Pang-Masa
01-22-2018 Ate Vi diretsahang umayaw gumawa ng pelikula
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
01-19-2018 Jessy inaalok ni Luis ng kasal araw-araw
Remy Umerez, Journal
01-19-2018 Tweaking fake news about Pope Francis’ visit
Edgar O. Cruz, The Philippine Star
01-14-2018 Luis Manzano 'ready' to settle down anytime
Precious Del Valle, Rappler
01-13-2018 Nora, Vilma at Charo, target ng BG Productions
Leo Bukas, Journal
01-12-2018 Luis Patuloy na Nagbibigay ng Tulong
Chit Ramos, Journal
01-10-2018 Big movies in 2018 from progressive film outfit
Ricky Calderon, The Freeman
01-10-2018 Tambalang Nora at Vilma under Star Cinema?
Julie Bonifacio, Remate
01-10-2018 Luis magpapaaral ng seaman!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
01-08-2018 Baby Go vows to produce more quality films in 2018
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
01-07-2018 Sagot ni Vi sa gagawin daw nilang pelikula ni Nora
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
01-05-2018 Ate Vi handang-handa nang maging lola, super love si Jessy
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
01-05-2018 Ate Vi, Kapamilya na ang turing kay Jessy
Baby E, Pang-Masa
01-05-2018 Vilma-Nora movie tuloy 2018; dapat daw ilaban sa MMFF
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
01-05-2018 Mga Halo-Halong Hula-Hula 2018
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
01-04-2018 Christmas three for Vi, Jessy and Luis
Philippine Daily Inquirer
01-02-2018 MMFF concludes with a whimper
Isah V. Red, The Standard
01-02-2018 2017: Filipino artists shine in international film festivals
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star


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